Definition of yielding in English:

yielding

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Pronunciation: /ˈjiːldɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 1(Of a substance or object) giving way under pressure; not hard or rigid: she dropped on to the yielding cushions
    More example sentences
    • The cookies tasted home-made, with just the right ratio of dry crumbliness to chewiness and that fantastic contrast you get from crunchy baked hazelnuts and soft, yielding fruit.
    • We collapse in a disappointing heap on the yielding sand.
    • The expedition crossed the shelf of rock, testing the non-slip soles of their rubber boots to the limit, and set off along slightly yielding sand.
  • 1.1(Of a person) complying with the requests or desires of others: a gentle, yielding person
  • 2 [in combination] Giving a product or generating a financial return of a specified amount: higher-yielding wheat

Derivatives

yieldingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He yieldingly tossed his entire wallet across the table.
  • Once bitten into, the donut transforms into angel-light wisps of sugar-bathed steam, melting so yieldingly in the mouth.
  • The contrast between the yieldingly tender meat and the crispy crackling making this the best pork belly I've eaten.

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